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RAF 100th Anniversay GB

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Posted by Greg on Monday, April 17, 2017 8:14 PM

It looks like an airplane now, Chris.

-Greg

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 17, 2017 8:48 PM

I received the belts and am in the process of detailing the pit.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:51 AM

Greg

Bish, thanks for quenching my curiousity. I guess even the best of you guys has a masking problem then and again, makes me feel better. :)

 

 
Rigidrider

Yes, Thanks for info Jack... There was blinking little to find on them. Hey Greg! Good to see you again!!! Jump on in! I'm sure Bish has a few spots left open...

 

 

 

 

Well Doug 'ol buddy 'ol pal, I seem to have a Bristol Beaufighter nudging at me. Due to an illness in the house I really need to get a vented booth set up before I do much else, but I'm about to jump in if the Beaufighter fits. I think Bish preapproved it on the feeler?

 

Will be a pleasure to have you on board Greg. But deffo got to get that spray booth set up.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:53 AM

Thanks Chris.

I know what you mean. You spend loads of time on the pit and it does not seem to get very very, and then before you  know it you have an airplane. Thats looking nice. I take it those hoiles in the front of the wing are to allow to differant variants.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:54 AM

modelcrazy

I received the belts and am in the process of detailing the pit.

 

Nice, looking forward to seeing what you think of that Steve.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:36 AM

Ohhhh, those look awesome Steve. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Rigidrider on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:31 AM

LOLOL... Thats great to hear Greg! Can't wait to see the Bristol!  Hope the illness isn't too serious, and that recovery is coming along nicely! Around here its mainly just allergies. Spring time in the South and all that. Doesn't bother me too much, but when it does, I know that others are in rough shape. Take care! Doug

 

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Posted by Bossman on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:59 PM

Bish
I take it those holes in the front of the wing are to allow to differant variants.

One set of holes is for the landing lights - but yes - the others are for variants of armament.  And Man ! - did this kit come with parts for variants !

Here are the optional parts that I will use . . . 

And here are the all the variant parts that will go to the spare parts box . . .

A second prop and spinner

A short nose

two different tropical air filters for the short and long noses

A second (lower profile) oil cooler

A second set of exhaust tubes

A second tail wheel

And two more sets of wing leading edges for different types of armament.  No cannons for the cannon bases though.

They've got a lot of the metal winged Mk. I and Mk. II variants covered.

Nice to have all these choices in one kit.  Maybe I'll assemble the second nose with a tropical filter just  . . .   well . . .   I dont really know why.

Chris

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:08 AM

Plenty of options then. And why, well,just because you can.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:37 AM

Morning all!   Bossman... Options GOOD! Lol... Well, heres where I am at the moment.

Fuse halves joined, so far so good, Clean, fit well, no serious offsets...

OK... Issue, Got the wings ready and fit... This, I didn't expect. Yes, maybe from a lesser kit, but not a Hasagawa. We'll make it work, but ...

OK, a little pressure to set and hold the dihedral, While the glue sets. I want this to set firm before moving on. Although its not much pressure to hold, I have had them crack after paint, and having to redo at that stage can be a pain in the ***... More later.

Doug

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:06 AM

Coming on nicley Doug. That gap ain't good. But nothing i am sure you can't manage.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:52 AM

The Tiffy is looking good, Doug. And that tape, man you mean business when it comes to hold. The gap doesn't stand a chance. 

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:53 AM

Here is my entry. The Tamiya Beaufighter Night Fighter in 1/48. I intend to build this one OOB with no add ons. Hopefully, this will go smoothly.

BK

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:22 PM

Fingurs crossed BK. From what i hear of tamiya aircraft, you should be fine.

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Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:46 AM

Thanks Brandon, and Bish... Yeah, we'll try to close it up and possibly manage to keep the seam, but what a deal. Guess thats just part of our hobby. Any way, Glue set good, no cracking when pressure released, so I'm happy...

Got the gap closed, I'll recut seam when I start that process in a bit.

Gear doors on...And thats where we are now. More later! Thanks

Doug

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:02 AM

Nicejob Doug. Just holding the wings like that seems to have dealt with most of it. But imustsay, your brave putting the doors on already.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:32 AM

Coming along nicely on the Tiffy Doug.

Here is the progress on the Spit pit...Ha, see what I did there?

I still have more washes and dry brushing to do as well as a dull coat application but this is the first time at trying my hand at AM belts. It's not as nice as some of the mind blowing work Doug and others do on their pits but this is an area of mine that needs a little work.

 

PS Still waiting for the Zero's decal set.

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:51 AM

Doug, that gap is no more. NICE!!

Steve, the Spit pit looks very nice.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:52 AM

Coming on nicely Steve. This GB has really taken off (pun intended), cheers guys.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:58 AM

Doug: Great job there- that big honkin' gap is GONE! 

BK: Very cool, one aircraft I've never built. From what I've read a very good plane but doesn't have the well... sexy factor (sorry) that pulls me to a build. 

Steve: Nice work! The Spit another one of those planes that once sealed up you can't really see all that much inside- what you've got looks very good. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:52 PM

Steve... Please don't sell your self short, that is an amazing looking " Spit pit"  I like that! Lolol... I've seen your work, and you know your way around a kit! Thanks Brandon, Gamera... gap gone and I have the seam line recut. I think it,ok be ok now! Bish, Yup , door is on Port side, I,m leaving starboard open. Lol... Got my fingers crossed! 

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:14 PM

I agree, that does look like excellent work in the Spifire cockpit Steve. It's probably more than I'm going to do in th Spitfire I'm about to enter.

Bish - the postie knocked on the door and has just delivered a set of Master Box 1/32 or 54mm RAF Pilots WWII era.

I'd like to do the one wearing the cap. Will that be OK for this GB ?

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

 

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Posted by Bossman on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:18 PM

Steve   -   Kickin' it wit da kit spit pit - he don't need no afta mark-it !

( I know . . .  don't quit your day job Chris )

But seriously Steve - it looks very nice !

 

Doug   -   Tiffy looks great.  Like Bish said - You're a brave man - or much more careful and steady handed than I.  You've got gear doors, an antenna, and a pitot tube pokin' out of that underside.    

Just curious - it looks like you brush painted the back of the fuselage under the canopy.  Could it be ?   Are you a fellow brush painter ?   

Chris

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Posted by Bossman on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:33 PM

taxtp
I'd like to do the one wearing the cap.

Tony,   I hope you do the Setter too - there are so many options  . . .  the monochromatic Irish shown on the box art, a mottled English, or a black over dark earth Gordon (night fighter) scheme.   

Chris

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:39 PM

modelcrazy

Coming along nicely on the Tiffy Doug.

Here is the progress on the Spit pit...Ha, see what I did there?

I still have more washes and dry brushing to do as well as a dull coat application but this is the first time at trying my hand at AM belts. It's not as nice as some of the mind blowing work Doug and others do on their pits but this is an area of mine that needs a little work.

 

PS Still waiting for the Zero's decal set.

 

pit looks great Steve! Hope my turns out half that good. I really like the belts.

-Andy

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:18 PM

Thanks guys!

I finished the pit and closed it up tonight. The rest should go pretty quick since there isn't a lot of parts on this 25 year old kit. Raised panel lines Zip it!

  

  

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:41 AM
Wow a whole bunch of great builds going on here. Hope to get to mine in a few weeks

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:50 AM

Tony: I've got a set of those figures around somewhere. Really nice molding- I'm looking forward to seeing you paint the guy up. 

Steve: You're moving right along, nice work! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:53 AM

Hey Bish, I somehow missed this GB but I still have plenty of time I do believe. I have the old Revell 1/32 car door Typhoon but I'm currently trying to get the upgraded parts for the bubble top one that I like better specially with the shark mouth markings which look super cool.

 

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Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:14 AM

Hey Chris... Yes sir, at times I do brush paint as needed. What I've don't in the picture your talking about is checking the seam where it bonded. Kind of like priming but with the color I'm using for the pit. I'll sand that down somewhat, then retouch it.

Bish, as to the gear bay doors, Yup, time to be careful now, but I have very little problem knocking them off. I like them on when I paint so the glue has no chance of showing when painted. My problem is with guns and that &*%$:&-+ pitot tube! Lolol... I paint on a ,"Lazy Susan" and hardly ever touch the build to reposition as it's painted. So they rarely get knocked off .

Steve... Pit looks amazing! Great work!

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